New from the 2018 NRAAM, Rock River Arms has announced the LAR-22, a .22 LR AR-15. This is excellent news for everyone who owns an AR as .22 LR ammo is now readily available and is a great low-cost training aid. RRA is planning on offering the LAR-22 both as a complete firearm or as a complete upper.
The LAR-22 uses a mil-spec upper and lower receiver, trigger, buffer tube, stock, and handguard. The bolt and barrel are a proprietary design. Because the important parts of the gun are mil-spec, you can add any normal AR-15 accessories to the gun and have it setup exactly the same as your 556.
The .22 LR bolt is stainless steel and is hard chromed to make it easier to clean. The barrel is a stainless steel match grade barrel and initial tests with match ammo have produced groups around an inch at 100 yards. The muzzle is threaded ½-28 and is compatible with most muzzle brakes and appropriate suppressors. The barrel comes with a flash hider installed.
The gun will ship with one 25 round magazine and is compatible with Black Dog AR22 magazines.
The gun has just been announced and likely won’t be available for purchase until Sept 2018 but should be worth the wait. Rock River Arms is still trying to nail down the exact price but have stated that they plan on an MSRP of under $700 for the complete gun and around $350 for the complete upper.
Also, for those CMP and high-power shooters, RRA is going to also offer the .22 in a configuration with a longer barrel and handguard specifically for practicing high-power CMP style games.
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